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--I'm 36 years old
--July 2nd is my birthday
--I am a married mom living in Delaware in the USA.
--Writing is fun; I try to write a little each day, even if it's just blogging my daily thoughts/activities. I love to cook also; I adore Crock Pot cooking best.
--Blissfully married 10 years to a man I've known for 16 years..
--I have 3 sons, 1 Corgi, and more annoying family members than I can shake a stick at.
--Obviously, I love Harry Potter, but I am also a Walt Disney World fanatic.
--Autumn is my favorite season.
--I'm an "Ab Fab", "Red Dwarf", and "Doctor Who" (the new series) fan.
--RAVENCLAW and proud of it! And yes, I still love HUFFLEPUFF!
--I frequent MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter on a daily basis.
-MY FICS ARE RATED:
Coming up with a fan fic that didn't just throw Hermione and Draco together within the first or second chapter was a bit of a challenge, but it was one I wanted to take on. Building up to that first kiss is important and shouldn't be rushed! By showing the difficulties each faces, one can see how they might change to be in an otherwise non-exsistant relationship!
I've gone back and merged a few of the previous chapters, as well as added a few interesting bits! There may be some gaps or confusing parts, but please bear with me as I try to make this story the way I had intended!
If you have read this once, pleas consider re-reading it, as there HAVE BEEN SOME CHANGES.
TOXIC is NOT YET COMPLETE and has been on hiatus! Chapter 20 is half-written; I will try to complete it after DH is released. It's highly possible that I will scrap the story all together and re-write it. Many apologies.
I am contemplating changing this to GENERAL FICTION, as it has not only romance, but mystery and a side of humor...
About A FAIR TO REMEMBER:
This is my second attempt at a Harry Potter Fan Fiction. In this story (which is 12 chapters long/19,400 words approx.), the Weasleys, Harry, and Hermione go to a Muggle fair. Despite a few simple rules set down by Mr. Weasley, things happen to the group that may or may not be beyond their control.
This story is as close to canon as I could get it (though Harry IS a bit OOC)--and takes place right after the end of the 6th book. You'll see a few familiar characters, as well as one new one--whom I hope to feature in a spin-off fic with Fred and George...!
THIS STORY IS COMPLETE--and YES it ends that way for a reason. Reviews are appreciated; I look forward to hearing from you about this new story!
**POSSIBLE UPCOMING STORIES:
About DEATH EATERS' DAUGHTER:
Written in response to the NaNoWriMo Challenge 2006, "DEATH EATERS DAUGHTER" had been a fanciful notion of mine when I wondered what sort of story could be written from the POV of a child of a Death Eater--without using a main character, such as Draco, Crabbe or Goyle. I went even further and thought, "What if this child was forced to live in America? How drastically would his/her life change--and how would they cope?".
This is 16-year-old Euphenia Mortimus' story. It involves a betrayal, murder, mystery, magic, friendship and perhaps some vengance. All for the sake of a forgotten Horcrux belonging to You-Know-Who.
I have TWO solid chapters written for this story, but have put it on the back-burner for a bit. I MAY CHANGE THE NAME OF THIS STORY BEFORE I POST ANY OF IT!!
--I have sketched a plot for a short story from Crookshank's POV.
--The OC from Toxic, Anya Elizabeth Borgin, can be found HERE
--Anya and Neville have exchanged letters in another piece I've written, but I doubt anyone will ever see that.
--A Fair to Remember was conceived in October and for 10 months languished with just a skeleton of one chapter.
--It took me 14 days to write A Fair to Remember.
--I research all the facts in my stories to the best of my ability, using the books, MN ENCYCLOPEDIA or the HP LEXICON.
Thanks for looking at my profile and I hope you enjoy the stories as much as I have fun writing them!
"Where there is fear, there is no creativity." --Christopher Lowell
"When you believe a thing, believe it all over, implicitly and unquestioningly." --Walt Disney
Thank you, Annie, for taking me on a fanastic journey that proved even the strangest/impossible of pairings CAN work--and the hardest of hearts can be melted by love. You are a wonderful, talented, sincere and thought-provoking writer, who deserves recognition beyond MNFF and other HP fan ficdoms. This story has been and will always be my muse, my influence, my favorite. Thank you once again, Annie; I look foward to reading your future endeavors....
I must be ten times the idiot for not leaving a review! This was the FIRST fan fic I ever read and (as you might know from reading the forums) it is my favorite story. I got very lucky, I think. You are a fantastic writer; I wish I could give this story MORE THAN 10! I hope to see an update in the near future, for this is the story that got me hooked on the HG/DM 'ship!
Draco is very true to character in this story! I was wishing Ron WOULD punch Draco! I can't wait to read the next chapter of this interesting story!
Author's Response: Hehe, you think he should punch Draco? Maybe he will... We'll see :o) I've submitted the second (and last) chapter, I don't know when it will be approved though. Thanks for the review!!
*sigh* I love these shippers. What an interesting story! I wonder what will happen if ol' Voldy were to discover Draco's little secret...?
Author's Response: Hmmm... I wonder what would happen too...jk
This one-shot was gripping, emotional, and quite remarkable; I was immersed from the second sentence. Annie, you are a tremendously talented writer and deserve so much positive recognition! As always, I am giving your work a '10'.
The first chapter was rather funny, esp. everyone having the same birthday--lol My favorite line (and I laughed out loud!): "Voldemort killed the Potters with ROCKS?" The second chapter was a bit slower, but still a good read; I like how you took the "Mars is bright night" line and incorporated into the chapter. I am looking forward to future chapters! :)
Author's Response: I'm glad you like it!
Draco's shifting priorities after such a loss (and ultimately his betrayal) is a very good beginning; now he might be able to see what's REALLY important! Hermione sleeping in late seems a bit funny, as does the idea of her singing in the shower (what would she sing, anyway?--lol) and her rush to get down to the Quidditch Pitch! ...and I agree with the previous reviewer: Proofreading aloud works great! Your family members may think you're bonkers, but it really does help! A great beginning--I'm giving this a 9/10!!
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the honest review! I really appreciate it. I guess Hermione is a little OOC in the beginning, huh? The point of her sleeping in, I think, was that she keeps having that dream, and likes it. And by the way - I have no idea what she would sing!
Just have a couple of comments; try not to laugh!! ...Even though Lee Jordan wasn't commentating, I still heard his voice! ...When Harry commented on Hermione being moody, I actually expected a wisecrack from Ron about "that time of month"! ...Eww! Lime green goo! Had Madame Pomfrey received a visit from Slimer? ...Another great (and funny) chapter! 9/10
Author's Response: lol, thanks! I really don't intend to be funny...it just happens that way!
I was surprised that Draco told Hermione everything so suddenly--but I'm sure you had a reason for doing so, right? :) But it was a good chapter! Ron's anger was well written; he was completely in character! Good! 8/10
Author's Response: I'm glad that you thought Ron was IC! I just tried to right what sounded like him. And the reason for Draco telling Hermione so quickly - he had bottled up his thoughts, and once he started talking he couldn't stop. Even though they were more enemies than friends, he just needed to get it out. Does that make sense?
That was a beautiful song; who is the original singer? Again, another a nice chapter. Reading the whole experience (thus far) through Draco and Hermione's POV is a nice touch; keep that up! I don't have any other things to say; most things have already been pointed out by nonsequitur91! ;) Have you thought about asking her to be your beta? That seems like a very good idea! I hope you didn't mind all the oddball comments; I was just writing whatever came to mind. Truly, I like this story and I'm looking forward to your next chapter! 8/10
Author's Response: Celine Dion, featuring R. Kelly...I love it too. I'm going to try my absolute hardest to keep it in their POVs. No, I didn't think about asking her to be my beta! But I just might to do that ;-)
I would not have thought to pair these two, but your take on this pairing has intrigued me. I adore the poem; the Ginny's heart seems to speak so plainy, much like she would otherwise. The imagery is great, and I love the following verse: "Iím sure you ignored me as I ignored you; Someone said you liked me; I refused to believe them; We exchanged furtive glances..." This reminds me of how my husband and I treated each other before we began dating--lol! This a wonderful poem, so ignore the flaming and keep on writing what YOU like...! :)
Author's Response: Thank you so much and I WILL. I don't let the flaming bother me; I could care less. But I'm glad you liked it ;-)
OH, THANK YOU! I love Dobby and a fic that revolves around him is a fantastic idea! You are a very talented writer; the descriptions, emotions, and story flow left me almost speechless!! I'm not ashamed to admit it: I CRIED! What a wonderful one-shot. I can't imagine anyone giving you a bad review for this. I am adding this to my favorites. 10/10
When I saw the twins' names in the summary, I was intrigued, so I decided to give your story a read. I AM GLAD I DID! Their idea for a matchmaking service is HYSTERICAL--and quite IC for Fred & George to think of something like that. And then offering poor Ginny a discount was CLASSIC! I laughed aloud. The banter between the Weasley children (and the subsequent picking on Percy) was terrific; very beliveable! Hermione WOULD think the twins' idea is rubbish; boy, is SHE in for surprise--lol! Draco and Hermione as Hogwarts Professors is an interesting twist--and a clever way of bringing both together to build tension before Fred and George get involved. The twins' taking matters into their own hands regarding love lives of freidns, family and strangers is quite funny; I cannot wait to read how they bring Hermione and Draco together (and what happens on that date)!. This story is amusing, well-written, and flows nicely. Great job! I am going to recommend this one! 10/10
Author's Response: First of all, thank you for taking the time to review! Secondly, this is my first fan fiction and I'm very happy that so many people are enjoying it thus far. I'm so glad that you like it so far!
Rachel, I don't know what has happened, but you KNOW I love this story, I too will review each chapter again! I want everyone else to know what a wonderful fic this is!
Author's Response: *huggles* Thank you so much! It means so much to me knowing that all my loyal readers are back! I wish I could tell you what happened, but I really don\'t know! But all that matters now is that it\'s back, and since I\'ve got all 20 chapters written, it won\'t take a year and forever to get them all back up!
Hello from one Gina to another. This isn't a review so much as a little note to say that I read the positive reviews and now am quite curious about your story. I look forward to reading it and will leave my thoughts when I am through. :)
Author's Response: Thank you for the little note, from one Gina to another! :) I sincerely hope you enjoy my alternate look at how things might have gone in Book Six. I have enjoyed working on it - thanks for reading! ~Gina :)
Great stories always come from the oddest inspirations. A good start and a wonderful alternative to JKR's story, thus far; Looking forward to reading more. :)
Author's Response: Hi! This was definitely one of my odder inspirations, but it certainly yielded a lot of ideas. I am glad you liked the beginning, and hopefully found it plausible. Thank you so much for the review, I hope you enjoy the rest of the story. Thanks again for reading it! ~Gina :)
Wow. Of all people Voldemort could have done in, it was not HER I'd expected. If Voldemort's in a good mood now that Dumbledore is dead, I can't imagine what him being in a foul mood is like. Kudos on the bit where Harry feels for Draco. Also, Voldemort is well-written. :)
Author's Response: Thank you so much for another lovely review! Yes, I find the bit with Narcissa shocking as well, and I wrote it. ;) I\'m glad I was able to write Voldemort well, since we haven\'t seen too much of him yet. Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy the next chapter! And thank you again for the great review!! ~Gina :)
Again, quite a nice surprise; who would have thought that Draco and Harry would willingly work together? Then again, this is Voldemort they are dealing with and both boys are fighting for their lives. An EXCELLENT chapter; GREAT JOB! :)
Author's Response: Wow, I respond to one review, and there is another! Thank you so much! I am glad I can surprise my readers, and yet keep things plausible and in character. Thank you for the lovely compliments, you are too kind. I am so happy you are enjoying this story, I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review! Thanks so much for reading and leaving another wonderful review. Enjoy the rest! ~Gina :)
Ah, I knew Harry wouldn't let Draco off so easy. But...where are Dumbledore's glasses? The two stories (yours and JKRs) meld together nicely here; visuals and conversations (and well as characterizations) flow well. A good chapter--kudos for closely following the book! :)
Author's Response: Thank you for the kudos! Yes, I figured Harry needed a good go at Draco, I loved writing that. ;) Thank you very much for the compliments, I\'ve tried very hard to stay true to the book in this story. Thanks again for the lovely review!! ~Gina :)
Draco--gone from Hogwarts forever? How sad. Will he remember that moment or be forced to forget as well? I absolutely adored your Aberforth. He's a bit like Moody, yet not. I could just feel Harry's heart wrenching (or was that my own, because I miss Albus so much?) as he laid eyes on Dumbledore's brother--your writing that was THAT good. I think this is my favorite chapter thus far--and I have several more to go! :)
Author's Response: Hi again! You will probably get to see Draco again so I\'m going to wait on your question. I\'m glad you liked Aberforth, I do too. The part where he comes up the stairs was something I really enjoyed writing. I was a bit surprised by myself when Harry was Obliviated, so I\'m glad you enjoyed this chapter! Thanks again for the great comments and review! ~Gina :)